The main character in this passage could be scene as the gift of prophecy and its role in God’s plan. While in Israel’s past, many would claim to be prophets, it seems that prophecy would cease as it was scene as a means to be persecuted. We know from history that Israel lost its prophets after Malachi. By the time of Jesus, God had been silent for 400 years. However, we also know that Paul claimed the prophetic gift as something ti be desired post Christ. We also know from Acts that prophecy would resume. We can conclude that the unique role of prophecy in Israel would be dramatically shifted before his messiah and after his messiah. It would look tacitly different in form and function. Whereas before, revelation would tell the future about Israel, God and the world, the layer prophecy would tell the story in reverse polarity. It would unravel the revealed instead of revealing the ravelled. The preserved remnant will become ambassadors of this unraveling, rather than the focus of it.
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MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts